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Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

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Storyline

In South Central Los Angeles, street cops Brian and Mike are partners - balls-out cowboys patrolling the streets as Latino gangs are in a power struggle with Blacks. Brian and Mike get lucky a couple of times, making big drug and human-trafficking busts, so a Mexican cartel orders their deaths. We meet Mike's pregnant wife (whom he married out of high school) and watch Brian's search for a soul mate. There are internal squabbles within the ranks of the LAPD and lots of squad-car conversation. Can the lads escape the cartel's murderous reach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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21 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,152,683 (USA) (21 September 2012)

Gross:

$40,983,001 (USA) (11 January 2013)
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña were given taser electro-shocks as a part of their research, as it is required in police training. Contrary to rumors that the entire cast was tased, Anna Kendrick claims to have abstained, and said she didn't think any of the other actors should have agreed to it either. See more »

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In the audio commentary the director says that two cars were used in the opening car chase seen. Before the car spins out of control you can see the second car behind the blue garbage can. See more »

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[first lines]
Brian Taylor: I am the police, and I'm here to arrest you. You've broken the law. I did not write the law. I may even disagree with the law but I will enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg or attempt to stir my sympathies, nothing you do will stop me from placing you in a steel cage with gray bars. If you run away I will chase you. If you fight me I will fight back. If you shoot at me I will shoot back. By law I am unable to walk away. I am a consequence. I am the unpaid bill. I am ...
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the men and women of the law enforcement community who face danger daily on our behalf. It is especially dedicated to our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. This is for all that fight evil so we may not know it. God bless you all. See more »

Connections

References All My Children (1970) See more »

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Alma Enamorada
Written by Rafael Elizondo
Performed by Chalino Sanchez
Courtesy of Discos Musart/Balboa Records
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Amazing movie! MUST WATCH
8 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want to be at the edge of your seat the entire movie you should definitely watch this. I went to a screening a long time ago so the scenes may have changed a bit and maybe made a bit easier on the viewer but the version we saw was absolutely AMAZING movie. The story grips you all along and drags you without giving you a moment to look away from the screen. If you like intense movies like Crash, Stuck or Drive then this is for you.

Everyone applauded after the movie finished at the screening. The story is just so real and so intense that makes your hair stand straight.

The good thing is that from the first second you get into the movie until the very end. Its a story of love and intense action combined that is real not superficial. Its something that could be happening right now in your neighborhood.


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